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on the minds of liberals in washington right now. i should say there is one fear -- that president barack obama will give republicans more than they need to accomplish the elusive grand bargain over taxing and spending. your comment. guest: i liked the idea that i only have one thing in my head. that seems like a beautiful states. the president i saw seemed quite clear on the fact that he says he is not going to -- he is going to follow through on what he said in the campaign, which is to make sure the tax cuts for the rich do not get extended. second is that jobs need to be part of the deal. austerity has not worked. cuts have not worked in europe and they will not work here. what he said in public is that he is not going to balance the budget on the backs of the middle-class and the poor. we need to take him at his word. at the same time, we know there are folks in washington who are looking at this as a chance to make cuts to programs they have been gunning for for decades. they see this as a chance to make cuts to social security and medicare. those things were debated in this election. the
with a preview of today's program. >> good morning, melanie. >> president obama speaking in bangkok about the continued shelling in israel, saying israel has the right to defend itself. where do you see this going? >> well, obviously they have the right to defend themselves, and obviously if another country is raining missiles down on your people and killing some of them and throwing millions more into terror, you're going to respond. the question is, can they keep it at this level, where it's missiles and air strikes? are they going to have a cease- fire or a full scaled ground invasion? at the top of the hour we're going to be talking to two top senators on national security issues, saxby chambless, joe lieberman, the chairman of the senate homeland security committee. obviously we were going to and still will talk to them about benghazi, but at the top of the hour we'll talk to them first of all about the situation in gaza. four years ago israel invaded gaza and ended up being blood ier than they thought. they killed over a thousand palestinians and there was a big international uproar
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